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Windows wants to format Thumb Drive everytime


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mattdawg8

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My Thumb Drive, made by Retail Plus (I kow, its cheap, but it worked for the first 2 months), seems to think it needs to be formatted every time I insert it into my home PC. I have formatted it several times now, and I currently have some very important documents on the thumb drive, so formatting is not an option. What can I do to get my data off of it without reformatting?
Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
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Search for data recovery software like this.
If it doesn't help, ask the diller of your drive for help.
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THanks, but apparently, its just a super low quality Flash Drive because it is also listed as unformated in this program. Thanks a lot anyway!
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Can you get the data off onto another computer? You've said it has problems with your home system, so it works elsewhere? Anyway, you can get pretty cheap sticks out there these days, so go invest in a quality brand stick. If you are using it to carry around "important documents", then it's worth the extra couple of pennies to grab a name brand over a generic brand.
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No, I can't get the data off onto other computers. I think the drive I bought just likes to make itself unuseable after every...third? time I use it. I will purchase another one. Thanks, anyway.
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You're welcome :whistling:
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